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Coral Reefs. The Great Barrier Reef. Largest coral reef in the world ... Coral Reef. Matter and Energy in an Ecosystem. Indiana Science pg 208-213 ...

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coral reefs

Coral Reefs

Peterson, Science

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Coral Reefs
  • In General
    • Made from coral larva polyps attaching to a solid surface, reproducing, and leaving an exoskeleton.
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Coral Reefs
  • They are like other cnidarians in these ways:
    • Live in salt water
    • Carnivores
    • Polyp shaped body with tentacles
    • Use chemicals for defense
    • Reproduce asexually and sexually
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Coral Reefs
  • Some other facts include:
    • Delicate
      • Can’t live in temperatures below 70F.
      • Will die if water levels rise too high for light to reach them.
    • Can be very old: some are 100 million years old
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Coral Reefs
  • The Great Barrier Reef
    • Largest coral reef in the world
    • Off the coast of Australia
    • Over 1,250 miles (2,000 km) long
    • Largest structure ever built by living creatures
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Coral Reef
  • Matter and Energy in an Ecosystem
    • Indiana Science pg 208-213